James F. Walker Pension Increase

James F. Walker Pension Increase

H. R. 23443. James F. Walker, aged 71 years, served as a private in Company I. Fourteenth Regiment Kentucky Infantry, from November 10, 1861, to January 31. 1865 (3 years 3 months), and is now a pensioner under the act of February 6. 1907, at $15 per month on account of age.

Formerly pensioned under the general law at $12 for varicose veins of right leg.

Address, Paintsville, Ky.

Medical examination. June 27. 1906. reveals varicose veins right leg, diarrhea, slight heart disease, and is disabled for manual labor.

Dr. G. V. Daniel, April 24, 1012, testifies that his right leg, foot, and ankle are in a very bad condition owing to broken veins; that he has diabetes and heart trouble, which disabilities totally unfit him for any kind of labor.

Pensioner and two neighbors testify that he is the owner of 80 acres of rough mountain land, too steep and hilly for farming, and is not suitable for agricultural purposes.

An increase to $36 is recommended

Source: Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.United States Congressional Serial Set, By United States Government Printing Office; Published by U.S. G.P.O., 1912, pp. 166/67